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The rise of the nation states

Francis Agbodeka

The rise of the nation states

a history of the West African peoples, 1800-1964

by Francis Agbodeka

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Published by Nelson in [London], [Camden, N.J.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa, West -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementillustrated by Laszlo.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 182 p.
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22898780M

    Malta : The vast majority of the population is ethnically Maltese at about Countries like England, France and Spain had created a model during this period for other countries to follow. And let me just speak about some of the big failures before I close with some general observations. The most noticeable characteristic is the degree to which nation states use the state as an instrument of national unity, in economic, social and cultural life.

    The adoption of national identity in terms of historical development has commonly been the result of a response by influential groups unsatisfied with traditional identities due to inconsistency between their defined social order and the experience of that social order by its members, resulting in a situation of anomie that nationalists seek to resolve. Not surprisingly, then, the birth of the nation-state also saw the first rumblings of nationalism, as monarchs encouraged their subjects to feel loyalty toward the newly established nations. This expansion came through a mix of diplomacy and war. The power of the clergy and nobility was also challenged. Well, you resolve it either by redrawing political boundaries — and you can see the history of 20th century is history of attempts to draw and redraw political boundaries in order to match a presumed deep cultural boundary or attempts to erase cultural boundaries. Second, do people have a sense of being Indian?

    This dominant idea has had two kinds of critiques. At times, partial nation-states were useful tools for the Catholic Church. This example in England shows just how key a development the growth of the state was. But some monarchs wanted control over their national churches in order to get absolute power. Look at Rabindranath Tagore, for example — I am thinking of the Indian examples.


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The rise of the nation states by Francis Agbodeka Download PDF Ebook

The creation of national systems of compulsory primary education and a relatively uniform curriculum in secondary schools, was the most effective instrument in the spread of the national languages.

Similarly, with Nagaland — a tiny state on the North-East of India — which has refused to integrate with India right from the beginning.

If anything, people were more likely to identify themselves with their region or local lord. It invites us to think of modern political boundaries which can negotiate pre-existing differences and actually accommodate them.

At the same time, modernity also ensures that these sharply defined identities are brought in juxtaposition to each other.

The Rise of the Nation State

The Brussels population speaks French or Dutch. This power was carried on throughout the sixteenth century. One of the reasons that the nation-state experiences growth during this era is because of the military revolution also taking place at the time.

Example: In the eighteenth century, nobles held most of the power in Poland. Surely, that civil war—fought primarily over who would control what parts of Northern South America, who would control trade and commerce relationships, and who would have sufficient strength to reinvent a functioning mechanism of government—must have some explanatory power.

Nations and States

In many cases, the newly emerging nation-states dominated the older forms of political organization. For instance, it was only during the time of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment in the late 17th and 18th centuries in Europe for the concept of the nation state to be born. And let me just speak about some of the big failures before I close with some general observations.

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Democratic politics based on universal adult franchise and open political competition also provides new ways of dealing with diversity. That leaves the other kind of exit, which is to take up arms against the state system itself.

One of these parties is in Kashmir and the other party is in the state of Nagaland. This essentially kicked off The rise of the nation states book growth of the nation-state.

In 19th-century Europe, the expansion of the rail transport networks was at first largely a matter for private railway companies, but gradually came under control of the national governments. The two superpowers funded the escalation of post-colonial conflicts to stupefying levels of fatality: at least 15 million died in the proxy wars of The rise of the nation states book period, in theatres as dispersed as Afghanistan, Korea, El Salvador, Angola and Sudan.

This in a sense is the consequence of the power of the idea of nation-states. Parliamentary form of government makes power shareable and once it becomes shareable, of course, all kinds of corruption and everything else creeps in.

It also provided flexibility apart from naming certain places and assigning special and unique features to them. How do you erase cultural boundaries?Jan 01,  · Free Online Library: The Rise of the Nation-State in Europe: Absolutism, Enlightenment and Revolution, (The World History Shelf, Brief article, Book review) by "California Bookwatch"; Literature, writing, book reviews Books Book reviews.

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